Arsene Wenger Confirms Arsenal Star Will Miss Trip to Burnley This Weekend

Arsene Wenger Confirms Arsenal Star Will Miss Trip to Burnley This Weekend

Arsene Wenger Confirms Arsenal Star Will Miss Trip to Burnley This Weekend

Man City go and wipe the floor with these teams, but you just don't know what will happen with Arsenal.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger has previously been accused of not spending enough time on the training ground practicing set pieces, but statistics from the past two seasons suggest that the Gunners are dispelling the myth that Wenger's side don't score enough headers.

Jon Walters and Dean Marney are making steady progress with knee injuries but are not ready to figure, while goalkeeper Tom Heaton is still out after his shoulder operation.

Provisional squad: Pope, Lindegaard, Lowton, Long, Mee, Taylor, Ward, Tarkowski, Bardsley, Defour, Brady, Ulvestad, Hendrick, Cork, Westwood, Arfield, Gudmunsson, Vokes, Barnes, Wood.

For Arsenal, things are looking up following their 2-0 win over Tottenham last Saturday.

Santi Cazorla and Theo Walcott will be absent for the Gunners and Danny Welbeck is in contention despite coming off at half-time in Germany having recovered from a recent groin problem.

Burnley have won just one of their last 13 meetings with Arsenal in all competitions (D3 L9), winning 2-0 in a League Cup tie at Turf Moor in December 2008.

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Arsene Wenger believes his Arsenal side will be taking on the "most unexpected team" in the Premier League when they travel to Burnley on Sunday. Both teams, every time they won the ball, went forward so the intensity was higher.

Turf Moor has only seen seven goals scored in six Premier League matches this season; fewer than any other stadium in the competition.

Why, it's only the Premier League meeting between high-flying Burnley - seventh in the table - and Arsenal who are one place above Sean Dyche's side by way of goal difference.

Petr Cech has started in all 12 Premier League outings for Arsenal this campaign, and he is certain to start between the sticks for the Clarets clash.

However, the numbers down the opposite end of the pitch show that Arsenal have scored the most headed goals over the last two seasons and only eight teams in Premier League history managed to better their tally of 17 last season.

Few might have expected to see Burnley as high as seventh in late November, but what's concerning for the Gunners is the fact they're now level on points, making this one of the tightest top-flight clashes there's been between these two teams. Rarely have players from the starting XI from each team overlapped, which has given all the players ample rest between games.

Alexis Sanchez has scored four goals in his five meetings with Burnley in all competitions, though each of these goals has come at the Emirates.

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